Saturday, March 22, 2008

Natural Egg Coloring

Want to try these?

Red: Beets; frozen raspberries(thawed); cranberries; grape juice; red onions

Yellow: yellow onion skins; orange peels, lemon peels; carrot tops; celery
seed; ground cumin; ground turmeric

Pale green: spinach leaves

Green-gold: yellow delicious apple peels

Light Blue: frozen blueberries (thawed) or red cabbage leaves

Beige to Brown: strong brewed coffee

How to dye eggs

Place hard boiled eggs in a single layer in large pot. Pour in just enough
water to cover eggs, add 1 tsp vinegar and desired natural dye to water.
Bring water to a boil; reduce heat, and let simmer for 15 minutes. (Note;
for darker eggs, place in bowl, cover with dye, and let them stand overnight
in refrigerator.)

Quick Tip

Use a white or light colored crayon to draw desired designs on eggs before
placing in the dye. The wax form the crayons acts as a resist, so the dye
won't stick to he design.

1 comment:

Holly said...

you do the most interesting things and put your own twist on a standard holiday experience.

Great photos.